"Death of Dr. Spurzheim"

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Title

"Death of Dr. Spurzheim"

Subject

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832
Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886
Phrenology

Description

The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany (Edinburgh Phrenological Society) reprinted a letter from Nahum Capen and Robert M'Kibbed, M.D. Capen's letter mentions that Spurzheim's body was embalmed for his relatives if they wished for his body to be sent back to Europe. The letter also indicates that casts of the skull and brain were taken while the heart and lungs were preserved. This casts of Spurzheim's skull predates the casts that Nathaniel B. Shurtleff later donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum.

Abstract

An article about Dr. Spurzheim printed in the eighth volume of the Phrenological Journal and Miscellany.

Creator

Edinburgh Phrenological Society

Publisher

Neil & Company Printers, Edinburgh

Date

1834

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Edinburgh Phrenological Society, "Death of Dr. Spurzheim" Phrenological Journal and Miscellany Vol 8, no. 34 (December 1832- June 1834), 126-131.

Countway Offsite Storage Serial v.6:no.21(1829/1830)-v.10:no.53(1836/1837)

Format

text

Extent

1 article (21 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

BoneBox_Spurzheim_002_ref

Files

BoneBox_Spurzheim_002_ref.pdf

Citation

Edinburgh Phrenological Society, “"Death of Dr. Spurzheim",” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed February 22, 2020, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/26367.

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